David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud.
This is the complete recording of his Radio 4 show Meet David Sedaris Series Four, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand new diary pieces and extras. The full listing is:
'The Happy Place' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
'The Shadow of Your Smile'
'Repeat After Me' from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
'#2 To Go' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
'Understanding Understanding Owls' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
'The Sea Section'
'Dog Days' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author of eleven previous books, including, most recently, The Best of Me, Calypso, and Theft by Finding. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.